PHIL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy I

A study of the perennial problems in western philosophy, emphasizing their contemporary relevance and the philosophical method of inquiry.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15




Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Philosophy of Religion
- Social Philosophy
- Ethics
- Mind and Body
- Determinism, Free Will, and Punishment
- Knowledge
- Personal Identity
- The Meaning of Life
- Creating People
- Death
- Suicide
- Optimism and Pessimism


Learning Outcomes:
- The aims of this course are to awaken student interest in the meaningful philosophical questions and problems of human existence and to provide a forum in which students can begin to discover and critically evaluate their own beliefs through exposure to various perspectives in the assigned readings and through dialectical discussion in class.


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.